Event: Commercial Awareness Question Time – US Election Special

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By The Careers Team on

Trump may not win, but the populist sentiment he embodies could have a far-reaching impact on the law and the legal profession


On the evening of US election day — Tuesday 8 November — Legal Cheek and BARBRI are gathering together a group of top lawyers to share their reflections on the shifting mood in US and wider Western politics.

On the panel is dual-qualified barrister, attorney and LSE honorary fellow Jeffrey Golden, who founded Allen & Overy‘s US law practice, former Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, Mayer Brown senior associate Jessica Walker, City University constitutional law specialist Dr John Stanton, and Sarah Hutchinson, managing director of BARBRI International and co-chair of the International Bar Association’s Academic and Professional Development Committee.

Even if Hillary Clinton beats Donald Trump, the growing enthusiasm for the populist views that the Republican candidate represents seems set to have a major impact on the world over the coming years. What will populism mean for the Rule of Law, and how far will constitutional legal protections be able to limit Trump and similar movements? And on these shores, what impact will Brexit — and the wider sentiment behind it — have on the Human Rights Act?

Meanwhile, at a time when globalisation is coming under increasing threat, what challenges must the business community overcome amid talk of tariffs and protectionism? And how are international law firms — traditionally the go-to people for corporates concerned about risk — approaching this potentially tricky new era?

Join us at 6pm on Tuesday 8 November at Scotia House, 33 Finsbury Square in Moorgate, the City of London. After the hour-long panel discussion there will be drinks and networking until around 8:30pm.

Apply to attend here. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel. The CVs of those offered places will be passed on to the organisations represented at the event.